Saturday, December 28, 2013

TLC return update

What a great way to end the year with the news that TLC has shared with us. They are trying to get everything edited and interviews done by their March premiere.

We will give you more when we know what date..

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

I can't believe that it's already Christmas eve and the duggars are getting ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Jinger turns 20

Jinger is turning 20 years old today.

What's your favorite moments of her?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Does Jessa have twitter?

You have no idea how many fakes that there are of the duggars but Jessa_Duggar on twitter is not the real Jessa. Jessa does't have twitter!

Trivia questions coming soon?!

We will be returning for trivia questions. Lately everyone on this page has been really busy and we haven't been able to do

New Tabs are posted

Hey guys,

I just posted new tabs on this blog called "Jessa and Ben" and Josh and Anna's updates". I hope that you liked them and please make sure that you check them out

Michelle Duggar on the Duggar Kids’ Christmas Pageant

Michelle Duggar on the Duggar Kids’ Christmas Pageant

FAMILY MATTERS on 12.20.13
19 Kids and CountingBIO
Photo: DCL
Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: Do the kids have any favorite activities at Christmas time?
Yes indeed! The kids put on a homemade Christmas pageant every year. It has been so fun through the years. The kids make costumes and backgrounds and we’ll put it all together. They’ve memorized the passages of Scripture that talk about the first Christmas and they’ll use that as the basis of their pageant.
The first Duggar Christmas pageant was done by Josh on the front steps of our old house. All of the children dressed up and Josh was the narrator. He got his Bible and sat out front and just read word for word out of the Scripture and the kids acted out the nativity.
They come up with the most creative ideas. One year, they took their light-colored sheets and safety-pinned them around their necks. Jessa came up with an idea to make a beard one year. She had long thick curls and she took her hair around her chin with a rubber band and made a beard. Whoever could pull their hair around their chin and fasten it became the wise men. It was so hilarious.
What’s so neat about kids and creativity is that it’s stirred even more when you give them stuff to do it with. I always have a supply of paper, crayons, pencils, markers, pens; anything that they can think of to create with. I just let them have at it because I figure we may go through a lot of paper and the house might get messy because they’ve got all these things that they’re working on, but it makes them think. Their wheels are turning and they’re not just sitting there being entertained. They are creating things and coming up with all of these neat ideas. They get so excited and keep throwing in their ideas and they come up with all these great things.
I think those kinds of memories will be the ones that my children will cherish the most as they get older; memories of the fun that they had, making things by hand, doing it themselves, with us cheering them on and being the audience.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jordyn turns 5

I can't believe that jordyn is turning five years old. It seems like yesterday that she was born and now she's five years old.

What's your favorite moments of Jordyn?

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Duggars' Favorite Christmas Traditions

Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: How does your family celebrate Christmas?
I think we do it a bit different in our family. Early in our marriage, Jim Bob and I really wanted to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. And so, we didn’t focus on Santa. We kept that idea out of the whole celebration, we explained to the children who Santa Claus was historically, but focused on his good deeds and his ministering to children. We tell them about the true person of Saint Nicholas, but we don’t sensationalize him. In fact, when our first kids were young, we probably didn’t even bring that up at Christmas time. It was usually at a different time of year that we explained the whole idea of Santa Claus and Saint Nicholas.
Our goal was to bring out the real meaning of Christmas. It was Christ’s day, the holy day of mass, Christ mass and what we’re celebrating is the day that Christ was born. We explained that to them from the beginning and how it is a huge celebration. We really make it a big deal. Right after Thanksgiving, around the first of December, we begin to prepare and get excited about Christmas day and how we’re going to celebrate the coming of Christ and how he came into the world.
It’s an exciting time. We decorate. It’s a big birthday party for Jesus. We make banners and put them all around the house and put out our nativity scene. We’ve got a big beautiful nativity that has the Christ child in the manger, Joseph and Mary and some of the wise men and the shepherds. That goes out on our counter and then we surround it with pretty white lights. And so, that’s our big emphasis.
We have fun decorating and baking and doing all that, too, but I hope and pray that my children know that when they come out of our home and start their own homes that the central focus truly was the birth of Christ and how he set the example giving his life, how we in turn should be truly grateful for what Christ gave. And as we in turn give from our hearts the joy that God has given us, giving to others is really what I would hope that my children come away with as the focus of celebrating the Christmas season.  
We frequently do mission trips before Christmas. That has been probably one of the best things we’ve ever done for our children. It teaches them about giving to others. When they come back from those mission trips right before Christmas, I’ve often heard them say, “Mom, I just don’t even think I want to go Christmas shopping. I don’t want anything. I have no needs.” I’ve been so grateful to hear how it’s impacted their lives. Truly in America, we are so blessed. We are so lucky that we have a home and a warm place to sleep when the majority of the people in the world are sleeping on a dirt floor and have barely anything to keep them warm at night. We don’t take it for granted.
I think in doing all of those things we make our own traditions. We have fun memories here at home and yet our heart’s desire is to give our children an even bigger vision for the world. And it’s really not about us, but we can make special family memories. And it can be just as simple as sitting down and reading together and coming up with a creative way to share that good news with somebody else.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

josie turns 4

The last of the duggar children is turning four years old. Josie was born three months eariler then what they expect her.

Fun facts: Josie, mackynzie and jordyn are the same age for the eight days.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Josie's birthday trivia

1. How much did Josie weigh at her birth?

2. How many brothers and sisters does Josie have?

3. What color is her hair?

4. How many months is she and Jordyn apart?

5. How many nieces and nephews does she have?

Since Josie's birthday is tomorrow, let's do some Josie's birthday trivia answers. Answer will be posted on Wednesday morning

December birthdays!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Duggar trivia question!

1. How many duggar birthdays do they celebrate this week?

Answer will be revealed on Saturday, December 14th

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Return to TV?

We get this question a lot of time and so we would love to give you an answer! TLC has given us the clear light to reveal what season it will premiere in since they haven't nail in the final date.

Spring 2014

Friday, December 6, 2013

Duggar #20

There was a rumor that Michelle Duggar was pregnant and lost the baby back in July 2013 but there was no official word from the family.

Michelle Duggar on Celebrating Birthdays for 19 Kids

Michelle Duggar on Celebrating Birthdays for 19 Kids

FAMILY MATTERS on 12.06.13
19 Kids and CountingBIO
Photo: DCL
Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: How do you celebrate the kids’ birthdays, especially when you have multiple birthdays in the same month?
It’s quite interesting because we have a lot of birthdays, especially during the months of December and January when we have Jana, John-David, Jinger, Joseph, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jordyn and Josie.
Initially, when they were all little, we would do a party for each child and invite our family and friends. But now since the family is so big, we’d be wearing out our family by doing that every time there was another birthday. We decided to make the birthday celebrations more personal for each one of the kids.
Now each child gets to have a special birthday lunch with just mom and dad. If it’s a younger one, we’ll usually invite their older buddy, too. For the older ones, it might be just dad and me so they get a chance to just spend quality time talking and having a nice lunch.
They get to pick their favorite restaurant; as you can imagine it’s a much different choice of lunch spot for the younger ones versus the older ones. The older ones like to go to a really nice place, sit down and just have a quiet visit, whereas the younger ones want to go to someplace like Chuck E. Cheese and play games.
We also have a tradition that if we’re not travelling on their birthdate, we always have an ice cream social at 7 p.m. in our house. It’s just a family thing, not a giant party, just family. I have some kids who are social butterflies and some that aren’t, so we’ll let the birthday person decide if they want to invite their friends over, they’re welcome to do that for the ice cream party.
That week of their birthday is a fun time where they’re just hanging out doing things that are out of the normal, running around with dad or mom and getting to have some special time during that week. We really enjoy that special time with them, celebrating each one on their own.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

24 days until Christmas

Christmas is 24 days until Christmas and how is your shopping going?

December is here

The duggars have a very busy December planned that we know of.

Duggar birthdays:
Birth of Jesus

Death anniversary

Wedding invitations
Zach and Whitney Bates